NYS SUMMER WRITERS INSTITUTE
2022 Public Reading Schedule
Public Readings for the summer of 2022 will be offered online and begin at 7 pm according to the schedule below. Reservations are not required.
Attend the Readings HERE
Writers Institute Students will offer readings of their own work Wednesdays June 30, July 7, 14 and 21.
With sponsorship from the New York State Writers Institute and Northshire Bookstores.
Schedule subject to change. Please check the Skidmore College master calendar or call the NYS Summer Writers Institute at 518-580-5593.
Monday, June 27:
Rosanna Warren (Poetry) & Elizabeth Benedict (Fiction)
Tuesday, June 28:
Amy Hempel (Fiction) & Campbell McGrath (Poetry)
Wednesday, June 29:
Thursday, June 30
Russell Banks (Fiction) & Chase Twichell (Poetry)
Monday, July 4
Phillip Lopate (Non-Fiction) & Calvin Baker (Fiction)
Tuesday, July 5
Honor Moore (Non-Fiction) & Gregory Pardlo (Poetry)
Wednesday, July 6
Thursday, July 7
Claire Messud (Fiction) & Vijay Seshadri (Poetry)
Monday, July 11
Mary Gaitskill (Fiction) & Peg Boyers (Poetry)
Tuesday, July 12
A Conversation: Writing & Talking About Race: John McWhorter & Thomas Chatterton Williams
Wednesday, July 13
Thursday, July 14
Rick Moody (Fiction) & Francine Prose (Fiction)
Monday, July 18
Garth Greenwell (Fiction) & Frank Bidart (Poetry)
Tuesday, July 19
Joyce Carol Oates (Fiction) & Adam Braver (Fiction)
Wednesday, July 20
Student Reading (Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction)
Jamaica Kincaid (Fiction) & Henri Cole (Poetry)
The NYS Summer Writers Institute Program at Skidmore College
The NYS Summer Writers Institute was founded and is still produced by author and professor Robert Boyers at Skidmore College, with sponsorship from Northshire Bookstores and in collaboration with the NYS Writers Institute at the University at Albany.
Previous visiting writers include Nobel Prize winner Louise Glück, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, Booker Prize winner Michael Ondaatje, Pulitzer Prize winner and NYS Writers Institute Founder William Kennedy, Mary Gordon, Tom Healy, Margo Jefferson, Binnie Kirshenbaum, John McWhorter, James Miller, Caryl Phillips, Katha Pollitt, Francine Prose and Victoria Redel.